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Will a prior injury affect my case?

Sometimes. Recent or chronic injuries can affect your case. Older injuries, such as a neck injury from ten years ago, most likely will not affect … Read More »


Will a personal injury attorney reject my claim?

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It’s possible. The attorney may decline your case if they believe they don’t have a good chance at winning. Examples of red flags include … Read More »


My case is settled, does that mean I’m done?

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No. Sometimes insurance companies that paid for your medical expenses or wage loss will demand to be reimbursed. There are several situations where you … Read More »


Can I fire my attorney?

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Yes. Just because you’ve hired an attorney doesn’t mean you’re stuck with him or her forever. If you feel that your personal injury attorney … Read More »


When can I sue for emotional distress?

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Just because your feelings were hurt, doesn’t mean you have a case for emotional distress. However, several factors can result in emotional distress damages.

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What are the Statutes of Limitation in Kansas?

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Every state has Statutes of Limitation and it varies from state to state. Before pursuing your case, it would first be helpful to understand … Read More »


What is the difference in settling and going to trial?

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When looking for compensation for you or a loved ones personal injury, whether it is from being hurt on the job, being bitten by … Read More »


I have a personal injury claim in Kansas, but I don’t want to go to Court. What can I do?

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Most of the time, your personal injury claim can be settled out of court without needing to have a trial. However, insurance companies will … Read More »


What is PIP and How Can It Protect My Family from a Kansas Car Wreck Injury?

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Some U.S. states offer an extension in coverage called Personal Injury Protection (PIP). Kansas is one of those states. This part of insurance is … Read More »


What is evidence?

A: Evidence is any thing said by a witness, document or physical object that is used to prove a case. For example, if a person … Read More »


What is premises liability?

A: Premises liability simply refers to lawsuits against landowners and companies because of dangerous conditions on their land. Premises liability may include lawsuits for slipping … Read More »


Should I talk to the insurance company?

A: Under no circumstances should you ever talk to an insurance company about any event until after you have talked with a lawyer. Not even … Read More »


What is a preponderance of evidence or burden of proof?

A: In a criminal case the stare must prove the defendant is guilty beyond reasonable doubt. In a civil case that is their burden or … Read More »


What is a civil lawsuit?

A: A civil lawsuit is a claim between two or more companies or individuals that generally involves money.


What losses will an automobile insurance company pay for?

A: Automobile insurance is required by law to cover losses that can be legally recovered as a result of an automobile collision under the policy … Read More »


What is a soft tissue injury?

A: Soft Tissue injury is any injury to tissue that is not bone or teeth. It commonly refers to the ripping, stretching, or tearing or … Read More »


What is negligence?

A: Negligence is the failure of a person acting reasonably to do what a person should or shouldn’t do. The standards for what a reasonable … Read More »


What is Arbitration and how does it work?

A: Arbitation is a term that means disputes cannot go to a jury trial. Most businesses now have an arbitration provision in their contracts required … Read More »


How do lawsuits work?

A: A Civil lawsuit is a way to recover money for harms and losses you have suffered when someone else break’s the rules. Lawsuits begin … Read More »


What is whiplash?

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Whiplash was originally referred to as rail spine. It was an injury to the necks of passengers of trains in the 1800’s. It was … Read More »


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